Space for 7,000 New Homes Plus Commercial and Community Facilities at 205-acre Site in West Edinburgh.
The development consortium which owns more than 200 acres of prime development land in the west of Edinburgh has unveiled an ambitious vision for a significant new neighbourhood to be built on the site.
New Ingliston Limited has been rebranded as West Town Edinburgh Ltd (WTE) and is now moving forward with its plans for ‘West Town’ following guidelines set out by the proposed Edinburgh City Plan 2030. WTE announced earlier this year that Drum Property Group had made a significant equity investment and taken on a key management and development role with the company.
The 205-acre West Town site, located between Ingliston Park & Ride and the Gogar Roundabout, is regarded as one of the most strategically important development areas in Scotland. The projected £2 billion project presents the opportunity to meet the housing needs of the nation’s Capital whilst delivering one of the most significant sustainable urban expansions Edinburgh has ever seen.
The area has been highlighted by the Edinburgh City Plan as an essential part of the vision for west Edinburgh to become a “vibrant, high-density mixed-use extension to the city with a focus on place-making, sustainability, connectivity and biodiversity.” The proposal also aligns with the ambitions of the Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework 4, which was published in November 2021.
The Edinburgh City Plan further recommends a collaborative masterplan to be coordinated by the Council and key stakeholders to drive forward a “mixed use development for some 7000 homes, along with the commercial and community facilities required for a 20-minute neighbourhood”, supported by “additional active travel and public transport infrastructure and services.”
West Town is led by a highly experienced Board chaired by one of the country’s most respected and experienced business figures, Sir Bill Gammell, giving Drum a unique platform on which to look at the site with fresh perspective and energy as the country emerges from the challenges of lockdown.